Simplify the polynomial, then reorder it left to right starting with the highest degree term.
Expand using the FOIL Method.
Apply the distributive property.
Apply the distributive property.
Apply the distributive property.
Simplify each term.
Rewrite using the commutative property of multiplication.
Multiply by by adding the exponents.
Multiply by .
Raise to the power of .
Use the power rule to combine exponents.
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
The degree of a polynomial is the highest degree of its terms.
Identify the exponents on the variables in each term, and add them together to find the degree of each term.
The largest exponent is the degree of the polynomial.
The leading term in a polynomial is the term with the highest degree.
The leading coefficient of a polynomial is the coefficient of the leading term.
The leading term in a polynomial is the term with the highest degree.
The leading coefficient in a polynomial is the coefficient of the leading term.
List the results.
Polynomial Degree: